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Re: mouse cursor and NVDA cursor problems.

Jackie
 

Hello, Aikeo. Have you tried turnin mouse tracking on in NVDA via the
NVDA+m key combination?

On 9/20/18, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
Some programs don't track properly in terms of where the mouse should be
when you move it. Others who may know more may have suggestions. I imagine
the sighted person is asking you about focus because they are trying to
learn what you are doing. Isn't there a way that a sighted user can see
what a blind person is doing in terms of their position on screen? Not
where the mouse is, but where they are working. If that is correct, could
that feature be used instead of the unreliable mouse tracking that evidently
exists in the program?

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: aikeo koomanivong
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:41 PM
To: nvda
Subject: [nvda] mouse cursor and NVDA cursor problems.


Dear all
I’m using NVDA for training Daisy book making with Obie software
While training, sighted person always asking me for where’s the mouse
cursor focus but NVDA speaking correctly.
I’m trying to Move mouse to current navigator object by pressing
NVDA+shift+m [laptop layout]
but not really working
Looking for your comments.
regards


--
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CFBT-ICEVI coordinator of LAO PDR.
vise president
accessible ICT and musical development for the blind

Vocational development for LAO-blind association [VDBA]
Office e-mail: vdba.lao@gmail.com
Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/laoblind.org
my personal e-mail: mlp_keo@yahoo.com
skype name: peba_007
mobile phone: +8562099993423
Facebook:
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Re: mouse cursor and NVDA cursor problems.

Quentin Christensen
 

Moving the mouse to the current navigator object as you are doing should work, or at least it should move the mouse pointer to the current object.  Note that this may not be exactly where the focus is or where the information that NVDA is reporting is.

Another option which is more visual is the "Focus Highlight" addon - again it isn't always as precise as might be desired visually, but it should help.

Regards

Quentin.

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:41 AM aikeo koomanivong <moykoomanivong@...> wrote:
Dear all
I’m using NVDA for training Daisy book making with Obie software
While training, sighted person always asking me for where’s the mouse
cursor focus but NVDA speaking correctly.
I’m trying to Move mouse to current navigator object by pressing
NVDA+shift+m [laptop layout]
but not really working
Looking for your comments.
regards


--
AIKEO KOOMANIVONG
CFBT-ICEVI coordinator of LAO PDR.
vise president
accessible ICT and musical development for the blind

Vocational development for LAO-blind association [VDBA]
Office e-mail: vdba.lao@...
Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/laoblind.org
my personal e-mail: mlp_keo@...
skype name: peba_007
mobile phone: +8562099993423
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/keo.laoblind
Linkedin:
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/aikeo-koomanivong/a7/156/b8b





--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: mouse cursor and NVDA cursor problems.

Gene
 

Some programs don't track properly in terms of where the mouse should be when you move it.  Others who may know more may have suggestions.  I imagine the sighted person is asking you about focus because they are trying to learn what you are doing.  Isn't there a way that a sighted user can see what a blind person is doing in terms of their position on screen?  Not where the mouse is, but where they are working.  If that is correct, could that feature be used instead of the unreliable mouse tracking that evidently exists in the program?
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:41 PM
To: nvda
Subject: [nvda] mouse cursor and NVDA cursor problems.

Dear all
I’m using NVDA for training Daisy book making with Obie software
While training, sighted person always asking me for where’s the mouse
cursor focus but NVDA speaking correctly.
I’m trying to Move mouse to current navigator object by pressing
NVDA+shift+m [laptop layout]
but not really working
Looking for your comments.
regards


--
AIKEO KOOMANIVONG
CFBT-ICEVI coordinator of LAO PDR.
vise president
accessible ICT and musical development for the blind

Vocational development for LAO-blind association [VDBA]
Office e-mail: vdba.lao@...
Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/laoblind.org
my personal e-mail: mlp_keo@...
skype name: peba_007
mobile phone: +8562099993423
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/keo.laoblind
Linkedin:
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/aikeo-koomanivong/a7/156/b8b



Re: FW: [nvda-addons] Project Pylennium: updates, proposing start of Python 3 pre-transition activities

 

Hi,

One more thing: regarding the “prototype archive” I talk about, this does not apply to you.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] FW: [nvda-addons] Project Pylennium: updates, proposing start of Python 3 pre-transition activities

 

Hi everyone,

Although the below post is a bit technical, please keep an eye on it. You won’t feel the impact of what I outline regarding Python 3 transition for a while, but when it does, please listen to notices from NV Access and add-on authors regarding Python 3. And no, wxPython 4 is not the same thing as Python 3.

Thanks.

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:43 PM
To: 'NVDA screen reader development' <nvda-devel@...>
Subject: [nvda-addons] Project Pylennium: updates, proposing start of Python 3 pre-transition activities

 

Dear NVDA development and add-ons communities:

 

This is Joseph Lee, a student at California State University, Los Angeles and a long-time NVDA add-on author and code contributor. I’d like to announce some important updates regarding Project Pylennium.

 

For a while, some NVDA developers (mostly third-party contributors) have been working on how to bring Project Pylennium – Python 3 transition – to life. After much discussion, NV Access and other developers agreed to wait until a stable NVDA version powered by wxPython 4.0.3 (Phoenix) is released before working on this project. Now that NVDA 2018.3.x (powered by wxPython 4) has been released, it is time to move forward with this project a bit, starting with pre-transition activities.

 

To kick this off, I’m delighted to announce that a prototype archive of NVDA source code and dependencies powered by Python 3 is now available. Apart from removal of data generated by SCons, the archive is ready to run on Python 3.7 with some preparations, and… are you ready for it: IT RUNS! Well, I must add that there are some important features missing or not working as intended, but I’m sure this will be rectified as the project moves forward.

 

Note that the archive is a prototype – please do not test this unless your intention is to provide contributions to Python 3 transition workflow once NV Access is ready to accept pull requests.

 

Archive link:

https://www.josephsl.net/files/pylennium/nvdapy37.zip

 

Things working:

 

  • Windows OneCore synthesizer
  • Python Console
  • Sending log output to log file
  • Object navigation commands
  • Commands to configure options (NVDA+number row 2, for instance)
  • Loading app modules

 

Things to be aware of:

 

  • Requires Windows 10 until Espeak NG is ready.
  • NVDA menu won’t open due to division operator differences between Python 2 nad 3
  • Add-ons won’t load
  • Certain synth settings ring commands won’t work
  • Some braille displays won’t work

 

The idea is to let seasoned developers (preferably third-party contributors and/or a group of mainstream Python developers) test ideas and porting issues and report their findings to NV Access. In turn, when it comes time to actually transition NVDA source code and add-ons to Python 3, data can be used to guide future work.

 

Second, a wiki page is being written to help you all move smoothly to Python 3 and to coordinate this workflow. The document is subject to change based on progress of pre-transition activities. The page in its current form can be found at:

https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/wiki/nvdapy3

 

As always, the umbrella issue on Python 3 transition can be found on GitHub at:

https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/7105

 

Along with other issues having “python 3” label added to them.

 

Lastly, I’d like to announce that I’m stepping back from Python 3 transition workflow at this time (and, for that matter, NVDA code contributions for a while). Besides automatic braille display detection (written by Babbage B.V.) and various Windows 10 features support (mostly my work), the biggest change (and the most controversial one) in NVDA 2018.3.x has been moving to wxPython 4 (mostly my work with assistance from many). The results matched my predictions from earlier this year: some notable add-ons not being compatible with wxPython 4, hence notices throughout this summer (winter for those living in southern hemisphere).

 

At the moment I have mixed feelings about how we (NvDA community) handled this change. Yes, wxPython 4 is a necessary stepping stone for moving to Python 3, and yes, I understand that I was rather forceful in handling certain parts of this journey. There are good things we did, and lessons we have learned so we can make Python 3 transition a smoother experience. Even for me, it was an interesting ride for the last three years (wxPython Phoenix research began in 2015), and I know that I could have done things better.

 

Recently, I hinted to some that my time as an active contributor to NVDA screen reader is slowly coming to a close. As a first step, I’d like to ask that the community take an initiative to move forward with Python 3 transition (including other pre-transition activities); I feel that the best thing I can do for this work now is to provide the prototype archive and a vision for its conclusion, along with some pull requests (one of them is pending review). There is a feature I’d like to present as a token of appreciation to those who’ve helped me for the past six years: add-on update checks, which will be impacted by Python 3 transition as well. But this does not mean I’m leaving the community: I’ll still be around to give advice regarding Project Pylennium.

 

Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph


FW: [nvda-addons] Project Pylennium: updates, proposing start of Python 3 pre-transition activities

 

Hi everyone,

Although the below post is a bit technical, please keep an eye on it. You won’t feel the impact of what I outline regarding Python 3 transition for a while, but when it does, please listen to notices from NV Access and add-on authors regarding Python 3. And no, wxPython 4 is not the same thing as Python 3.

Thanks.

 

From: nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io <nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:43 PM
To: 'NVDA screen reader development' <nvda-devel@...>
Subject: [nvda-addons] Project Pylennium: updates, proposing start of Python 3 pre-transition activities

 

Dear NVDA development and add-ons communities:

 

This is Joseph Lee, a student at California State University, Los Angeles and a long-time NVDA add-on author and code contributor. I’d like to announce some important updates regarding Project Pylennium.

 

For a while, some NVDA developers (mostly third-party contributors) have been working on how to bring Project Pylennium – Python 3 transition – to life. After much discussion, NV Access and other developers agreed to wait until a stable NVDA version powered by wxPython 4.0.3 (Phoenix) is released before working on this project. Now that NVDA 2018.3.x (powered by wxPython 4) has been released, it is time to move forward with this project a bit, starting with pre-transition activities.

 

To kick this off, I’m delighted to announce that a prototype archive of NVDA source code and dependencies powered by Python 3 is now available. Apart from removal of data generated by SCons, the archive is ready to run on Python 3.7 with some preparations, and… are you ready for it: IT RUNS! Well, I must add that there are some important features missing or not working as intended, but I’m sure this will be rectified as the project moves forward.

 

Note that the archive is a prototype – please do not test this unless your intention is to provide contributions to Python 3 transition workflow once NV Access is ready to accept pull requests.

 

Archive link:

https://www.josephsl.net/files/pylennium/nvdapy37.zip

 

Things working:

 

  • Windows OneCore synthesizer
  • Python Console
  • Sending log output to log file
  • Object navigation commands
  • Commands to configure options (NVDA+number row 2, for instance)
  • Loading app modules

 

Things to be aware of:

 

  • Requires Windows 10 until Espeak NG is ready.
  • NVDA menu won’t open due to division operator differences between Python 2 nad 3
  • Add-ons won’t load
  • Certain synth settings ring commands won’t work
  • Some braille displays won’t work

 

The idea is to let seasoned developers (preferably third-party contributors and/or a group of mainstream Python developers) test ideas and porting issues and report their findings to NV Access. In turn, when it comes time to actually transition NVDA source code and add-ons to Python 3, data can be used to guide future work.

 

Second, a wiki page is being written to help you all move smoothly to Python 3 and to coordinate this workflow. The document is subject to change based on progress of pre-transition activities. The page in its current form can be found at:

https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/wiki/nvdapy3

 

As always, the umbrella issue on Python 3 transition can be found on GitHub at:

https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/7105

 

Along with other issues having “python 3” label added to them.

 

Lastly, I’d like to announce that I’m stepping back from Python 3 transition workflow at this time (and, for that matter, NVDA code contributions for a while). Besides automatic braille display detection (written by Babbage B.V.) and various Windows 10 features support (mostly my work), the biggest change (and the most controversial one) in NVDA 2018.3.x has been moving to wxPython 4 (mostly my work with assistance from many). The results matched my predictions from earlier this year: some notable add-ons not being compatible with wxPython 4, hence notices throughout this summer (winter for those living in southern hemisphere).

 

At the moment I have mixed feelings about how we (NvDA community) handled this change. Yes, wxPython 4 is a necessary stepping stone for moving to Python 3, and yes, I understand that I was rather forceful in handling certain parts of this journey. There are good things we did, and lessons we have learned so we can make Python 3 transition a smoother experience. Even for me, it was an interesting ride for the last three years (wxPython Phoenix research began in 2015), and I know that I could have done things better.

 

Recently, I hinted to some that my time as an active contributor to NVDA screen reader is slowly coming to a close. As a first step, I’d like to ask that the community take an initiative to move forward with Python 3 transition (including other pre-transition activities); I feel that the best thing I can do for this work now is to provide the prototype archive and a vision for its conclusion, along with some pull requests (one of them is pending review). There is a feature I’d like to present as a token of appreciation to those who’ve helped me for the past six years: add-on update checks, which will be impacted by Python 3 transition as well. But this does not mean I’m leaving the community: I’ll still be around to give advice regarding Project Pylennium.

 

Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph


mouse cursor and NVDA cursor problems.

aikeo koomanivong
 

Dear all
I’m using NVDA for training Daisy book making with Obie software
While training, sighted person always asking me for where’s the mouse
cursor focus but NVDA speaking correctly.
I’m trying to Move mouse to current navigator object by pressing
NVDA+shift+m [laptop layout]
but not really working
Looking for your comments.
regards


--
AIKEO KOOMANIVONG
CFBT-ICEVI coordinator of LAO PDR.
vise president
accessible ICT and musical development for the blind

Vocational development for LAO-blind association [VDBA]
Office e-mail: vdba.lao@gmail.com
Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/laoblind.org
my personal e-mail: mlp_keo@yahoo.com
skype name: peba_007
mobile phone: +8562099993423
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/keo.laoblind
Linkedin:
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/aikeo-koomanivong/a7/156/b8b


Re: NVDA 2018.3.1rc1 fix for Firefox crashing

Gene
 

That's good that you found out how to do this.  It is unconscionable that this setting was dropped from the options dialog.  It should be urgently brought to the attention of those responsible for Firefox accessibility and it should be urgently requested that it be made available as an options setting again.  This was one of the most important accessibility settings that made Firefox have an important accessibility advantage over other browsers.  Now that it is no longer available, this important feature doesn't exist as far as blind users in general are concerned.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA 2018.3.1rc1 fix for Firefox crashing

Hi Brice,

There is an option you can change to diable auto-refresh.  It's not as easy to find as it used to be but I found it here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1204335

Basically:
1. press alt+d to go to the address bar and type:
about:config
2. Press enter to activate the "I accept the risk" button.
3. Type accessibility.blockautorefresh in the search box.
4. Tab to move to the list of results and use the arrow keys to select the accessibility.blockautorefresh one.
5. Press ENTER to toggle it and set it to "true".

Let us know if that helps.

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 11:58 PM Brice Mijares <bricemijares@...> wrote:
I think it's only my home page
start.att.net
Finally was able to bring up the elements list, NVDA f-7. I still rather
use FX 52.x. as said page don't refresh. That is, if that's whats going
on, as it does in latest version of FX, 60.2.0. I haven't added any ad
ons yet. Thank you.

On 9/19/2018 3:51 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
> Hi Brice,
>
> With the refreshing problem, is it just your home page, or does it
> happen on other pages as well (Google, Wikipedia, NV Access, etc)?  Does
> it happen if you use say Narrator or an older build of NVDA?
>
> If it is specific to NVDA, a copy of your NVDA log could be helpful. 
> And all the other usual things to try like restarting NVDA with add-ons
> disabled etc.
>
> Quentin.
>
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 2:10 AM Brice Mijares <bricemijares@...
> <mailto:bricemijares@...>> wrote:
>
>     Update, rebooted my system after NVDA update and the website still acts
>     as if it's refreshing.
>     Lstart.att.net <http://Lstart.att.net>
>     No longer does NVDA seem like it wants to crash. Just the refreshing
>     proble at my home page.
>
>     On 9/19/2018 8:38 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
>      > i have Firefox Portable ESR_60.2.0 _ 64 bit. I normally use NVDA and
>      > even tried Jaws and narrator and all 3 seem as if they want to
>     crash,
>      > but just go silent for up to 30 seconds or so. Web pages keep
>      > refreshing. NVDA key plus F-7 or insert f-7 for Jaws don't give me a
>      > list of links. This is  where I gave up. All 3 screen readers are
>      > current. and I'm running
>      > Windows version: Windows 10Ver1803 (64-bit) build 17134.286
>      > Glad I didn't allow my FX 52.x to update to 60.2.0 Forgot to
>     mention, I
>      > have a Lenovo laptop, don't know what series it is though.
>      >
>      >
>      >
>      >
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Quentin Christensen
> Training and Support Manager
>
> Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available:
> http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
>
> www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org/>
> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
> Twitter: @NVAccess
>





--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: New problem

Quentin Christensen
 

Thanks Jim!

I must admit, I too have been guilty of wondering what on earth is going wrong and needing to be reminded to reboot myself (well, sometimes I could do with a reboot, but rebooting the computer at least)...

Glad it's all behaving now anyway!

Quentin.

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 8:24 AM Jim Pipczak <jim.pipczak@...> wrote:

Hi Q,

 

I didn’t do what I tell everyone else to do when something strange happens, and that is to reboot. Once I did everything worked as expected.

I’ll remember about attachments in the future as well.

 

As for the Firefox issue, the 18.3.1 version fixed the problem. Well done to the team on a quick fix. I think it’s time for a new donation.

 

 

Thanks.

Jim

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, 20 September 2018 7:53 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New problem

 

Hi Jim,

 

The image didn't come through.  I was going to say maybe because it was to the list, but your signature image came through so I'm not sure.

 

Quentin.

 

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 2:10 PM Jim Pipczak <jim.pipczak@...> wrote:

Hi Q,

 

I installed the new 18.3.1 version at work on a Windows 10 laptop. Nothing to do with Firefox this time.

As part of the installation I got the following message as per the image.

I assume this will cause some problems with speech along the way.

 

 

 

Thanks,

Jim.

 

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 



--
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Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: NVDA 2018.3.1rc1 fix for Firefox crashing

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Brice,

There is an option you can change to diable auto-refresh.  It's not as easy to find as it used to be but I found it here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1204335

Basically:
1. press alt+d to go to the address bar and type:
about:config
2. Press enter to activate the "I accept the risk" button.
3. Type accessibility.blockautorefresh in the search box.
4. Tab to move to the list of results and use the arrow keys to select the accessibility.blockautorefresh one.
5. Press ENTER to toggle it and set it to "true".

Let us know if that helps.

Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 11:58 PM Brice Mijares <bricemijares@...> wrote:
I think it's only my home page
start.att.net
Finally was able to bring up the elements list, NVDA f-7. I still rather
use FX 52.x. as said page don't refresh. That is, if that's whats going
on, as it does in latest version of FX, 60.2.0. I haven't added any ad
ons yet. Thank you.

On 9/19/2018 3:51 PM, Quentin Christensen wrote:
> Hi Brice,
>
> With the refreshing problem, is it just your home page, or does it
> happen on other pages as well (Google, Wikipedia, NV Access, etc)?  Does
> it happen if you use say Narrator or an older build of NVDA?
>
> If it is specific to NVDA, a copy of your NVDA log could be helpful. 
> And all the other usual things to try like restarting NVDA with add-ons
> disabled etc.
>
> Quentin.
>
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 2:10 AM Brice Mijares <bricemijares@...
> <mailto:bricemijares@...>> wrote:
>
>     Update, rebooted my system after NVDA update and the website still acts
>     as if it's refreshing.
>     Lstart.att.net <http://Lstart.att.net>
>     No longer does NVDA seem like it wants to crash. Just the refreshing
>     proble at my home page.
>
>     On 9/19/2018 8:38 AM, Brice Mijares wrote:
>      > i have Firefox Portable ESR_60.2.0 _ 64 bit. I normally use NVDA and
>      > even tried Jaws and narrator and all 3 seem as if they want to
>     crash,
>      > but just go silent for up to 30 seconds or so. Web pages keep
>      > refreshing. NVDA key plus F-7 or insert f-7 for Jaws don't give me a
>      > list of links. This is  where I gave up. All 3 screen readers are
>      > current. and I'm running
>      > Windows version: Windows 10Ver1803 (64-bit) build 17134.286
>      > Glad I didn't allow my FX 52.x to update to 60.2.0 Forgot to
>     mention, I
>      > have a Lenovo laptop, don't know what series it is though.
>      >
>      >
>      >
>      >
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Quentin Christensen
> Training and Support Manager
>
> Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available:
> http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
>
> www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org/>
> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
> Twitter: @NVAccess
>





--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: Cannot Reinstall NVDA after installing Code Factory Voices

Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@...>
 

I know this is a moot point now, since you've already un-installed NVDA, but in the future, if you need to un-install Code Factory voices, go to Tools in the NVDA menu, and you can un-install the add-on from there. That's what I've had to do every so often after getting major updates to Windows 10, un-install the add-on, re-install it, and enter the activation key. I hope that helps.
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http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
http://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
abbietaylor945@...


GoldWave and Resource Monitor 18.10 #addonrelease

 

Hi all,

 

In about half an hour from now, GoldWave and Resource Monitor add-on version 18.10 will hit the air. GoldWave brings localization updates (and a surprise to be revealed later), and Resource Monitor will be more accurate when dealing with large memory and storage capacity (also comes with a surprise).

 

Note for folks using Windows 10 Insider Preview builds: some of you were telling me that, in some cases, NVDA did not recognize Insider builds correctly when you press NVDA+Shift+number row 6. This has been corrected with Resource Monitor 18.10.

 

As always, you can visit the community add-ons website to download these updates when they become available, or use Add-on Updater to check for updates.

 

As for the surprise I’m talking about: more on that very soon.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: New problem

Jim Pipczak
 

Hi Q,

 

I didn’t do what I tell everyone else to do when something strange happens, and that is to reboot. Once I did everything worked as expected.

I’ll remember about attachments in the future as well.

 

As for the Firefox issue, the 18.3.1 version fixed the problem. Well done to the team on a quick fix. I think it’s time for a new donation.

 

 

Thanks.

Jim

 

 

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Subject: Re: [nvda] New problem

 

Hi Jim,

 

The image didn't come through.  I was going to say maybe because it was to the list, but your signature image came through so I'm not sure.

 

Quentin.

 

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 2:10 PM Jim Pipczak <jim.pipczak@...> wrote:

Hi Q,

 

I installed the new 18.3.1 version at work on a Windows 10 laptop. Nothing to do with Firefox this time.

As part of the installation I got the following message as per the image.

I assume this will cause some problems with speech along the way.

 

 

 

Thanks,

Jim.

 

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Re: Anyone use Visual Studio 2017?

 

Hi. I use Visual Studio Community 2017 to program in C++, and I'm also teaching myself Python. I use NVDA. I'm not that experienced with Visual Studio, but I can try to help. What problems are you having? Also, if you don't mind me asking, how are you teaching yourself Python? I've found a few resources, but I'm always looking for more and better ones.

On 9/20/2018 9:35 AM, Dave wrote:
Hello,

I am teaching myself Python, and C Sharp, and have just downloaded and installed the Free Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.

NVDA and Jaws 2018 will read some things in Visual Studio, and was wondering if any here use Visual Studio to do your programing?

I am either using it wrong, or not enough is getting read by either Screen Reader. So am asking if any here use this program to do your programing.


Thanks again, for any reply,

Dave






Re: Question to any users of Visual Studio

Jaffar Sidek
 

Hi.  I use Visual Studio daily for my work.  My advise to you is not to download the latest update of vs2017 as it crashes with both your Jaws and NVDA screen readers after you create your project.  Go to

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/productinfo/installing-an-earlier-release-of-vs2017

and download the earlier version before the 15.8 calamity, which is 15.76.  That version works fine with both Jaws and NVDA.  Cheers!

On 20/9/2018 10:12 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello,

I am teaching myself Python, and C Sharp, and have just downloaded and installed the Free Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.

NVDA and Jaws 2018 will read some things in Visual Studio, and was wondering if any here use Visual Studio to do your programing?

I am either using it wrong, or not enough is getting read by either Screen Reader. So am asking if any here use this program to do your programing.


Thanks again, for any reply,

Dave





Re: Can not reinstall NVDA after installing Code Factory Voices

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

Not enough destruction testing obviously!
Somebody told me once that any software that crashed if you let the cat walk on the keyboard had issues!
I'd say, do a search after uninstall for nvda and see what you find. You should find some files in your named user folders.
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To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can not reinstall NVDA after installing Code Factory Voices


Hi Dave,


As far as the NVDA total uninstall, as with most programs, you should do the normal uninstall routine and then delete the folders under programs file or program files X86 and/or program data that refer to NVDA.


As far as the issue with Code Factory voices, the website for that check up seems to have issues. E-mail the owners and tell them that you are having issues with the serial number/installation. They will fix it at their end. It happened to me twice so far when I installed the voices on a different system after a crash.



On 9/20/2018 9:59 AM, Dave wrote:
Hello,

Am New to the List, and have a couple of Questions that will be covered in this, and another post.

I am having problems reinstalling NVDA to a Win 7 64 bit System.

It was installed and working fine. Then I purchased the Code Factory Voices, and this is when I started to have issues.

I installed the Code Factory voices, and inserted the Authorization Key, so the Voices would work correctly.

However, when ever I started up NVDA, it would start, but I would always receive a Code Factory Message telling me that the 30 Day Demo of the voices has Expired, and that I would need to purchase the Code Factory voices if I wanted to use them.

I had already purchased them, installed them, and installed the Authorization key. And when I Clicked on the OK to make the message go away, NVDA and the Selected Code Factory Voice would work as it should.

Well, I wanted to clean up the false warning message, so I thought of re-installing the Authorization key. This hade no effect on the problem.

I then thought uninstalling NVDA and Code Factory and then reinstalling would fix the problem.

So, NVDA was uninstalled, and I was not able to find an uninstall for the Code Factory voices.

I attempted to reinstall the latest NVDA program, and I get to the License agreement screen. I agree, and when the install goes to the next screen, the System begins Beeping about one Beep per second.

I have left the NVDA install running, and Beeping for up to 40 minutes with no change, and there was No install.

Does anyone know how to remove all vestiges of NVDA and of the Code Factory Voices?

Hope so, because I now have one System that will not allow me to install NVDA.

Thanks for any reply,

Dave





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Brian - Update -- NVDA saying "Less Than" before everything I read and do

Nancy Shackelford
 

Brian, apologies--just realized I put Jackie's name in the reply to
you. Sorry bout that!!

Nance

On 9/20/18, Nancy Shackelford <n.k.nancelady@gmail.com> wrote:
Exactly, Jackie. I think there is an e-mail addy with the name of hiss
addon. I'm going to try that.
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Re: Bookmarks in Waterfox

Kevin Cussick
 

Hi, Ok will try thanks.

On 19/09/2018 23:18, Lino Morales wrote:
Hi Kevin. If you sign into the bookmarks sync in Waterfox you can still get your bookmarks back like you did in FF.
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To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Waterfox works with NVDA
I don't think so, How do I get book marks from say firefox into water
fox? sorry I suppose I have somewhat high jacked this sorry mods. but
to answer the question I am sure it will not work portable version of an
older ff and the webvisum might work.
On 19/09/2018 21:57, David Mehler wrote:
Hi,

Does Waterfox and Webvisum work with each other?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 9/19/18, JM Casey <crystallogic@ca.inter.net> wrote:
Interesting thoughts. Thanks.

But of course, Firefox Quantum is not inaccessible; NVDA quite nicely got up
to speed and I was even able to use version 57 with it for a time.
Not so with jAWS, where there still seem to be problems.
It is rather unfortunate about the add-ons, though.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: September 19, 2018 3:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Waterfox works with NVDA

The quantom engine itself is not a bad thing.

But the fact to fix security they block direct access to windows well thats
debaitable.

Put it this way, 16 bit stuff especially old dos stuff trying to access the
hardware directly.

There can be issues with windows because of that.

Before that, software used to get in other software's way.

The issue now though is that just about everything ie registry, standard
windows controls and accessibility libs need direct access, now just about
every addon author has to write their own interface.

Thats why firefox quantom is totally inaccessible.

Its a security trade off there is no solution, I understand why they do it
even aplord them for doing so but its a trade off.

Waterfox will use classic addons as well as the new quantom engine and the
web extention apis.

So in short we should be able to run both libraries eventually.

Sadly older addons as long as they will be available like noscript will
continue but newer ones will not work but eventually waterfox will go
quantom.

But will continue using classic libraries as well as the new ones.

So in theory we should be able to run most of everything.

Think of windows 10 linux or vmware or talking dosbox or something like
that.

There will probably be a few limitations.

Its unknown what those are.

However this is a community developed project based on the mozilla code
without all the extra mozilla addons etc.

Sadly its also indicated it can't stay in the happy place it is now because
the current engine has limitations.

With thunderbird quantom, addons are just not accessible at all.

Thats fine because I never used them and I find most of the rest of the
engine actually usable.

I'd like the addons to work but chances are I wouldn't be accessing them
anyway.



On 9/19/2018 7:11 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Yes I have to say this is a cleaner faster browser altogether from the
64 bit standpoint but anyone running 32 bit windows cannot use it, as
its been optimised for the 64 bit system and that may well be why its
snappier generally. They say they are inheriting all the classic add
ons so we assume from that that they have no intention of going Quantum,.

They are seemingly attacking any security issues through other means.
Brian

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Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:46 AM
Subject: [nvda] Waterfox works with NVDA


Hello everyone,

Further to my previous post, I noticed that Waterfox was recommended
as an alternative browser to Mozilla Firefox. I have installed
Waterfox 56.2.3 and updated NVDA to 2018.3 and Waterfox works fine.
If anything, it loads faster than Firefox and takes me straight to
Google, my preferred home page.

Best wishes,

Clive Pallett















Re: Hardware Synthesizers Was: Re: [nvda] Jackie and all - - Update -- NVDA saying "Less Than" before everything I read and do

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Travis,


From a technical standpoint you may be correct, but with the high cost of hardware synthesizers, it might be more cost efficient to buy a higher end system and then use the cheaper external USB sound device.

On 9/20/2018 1:39 PM, Travis Siegel wrote:
The main purpose to using an external synthesizer, (which most folks seem to miss), is the fact that if you use an external synthesizer,
your computer doesn't have to perform the speech generation, and especially on a low resource pc, this can make a world of difference as to how responsive your system is.  If the cpu doesn't have to spend time rendering the speech, it will be free to do other things like calculating that huge spreadsheet, or converting that audio file for you.  Admittedly, this isn't as critical as it used to be, what with cpus generally having cpu cycles to burn these days, but for those who are on low end hardware, or just want to leave all the available computing power to the applications and the os, using an external synthesizer makes plenty of sense.

 On Thu, 20 Sep 2018, Ron Canazzi wrote:

Hi Group,


I used to use hardware synthesizers years ago: Dectalk Serial, double talks ISA and Triple Talk USB.  Now of days, I find it easier if indeed you need a separate sound source for screen reader and system audio to use a cheaper sound card separate from the system audio.  I am using a sound blaster SBX Figo! that cost less than 40 dollars and run it into a cheap set of speakers for the screen reader and the onboard Realtech sound chip that sound good when separate from the sound blaster.  This is much cheaper and works just as well as any hardware synthesizer that costs hundreds of dollars.




On 9/20/2018 11:53 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
The point is this. Did it work with the previous version of nvda. If it did then plainly you need to alert the writer of the add on and see if they can fix it. I suspect the person has vanished by now, but its worth a try looking at the add ons internals for a contact. This is why we try to get add on authors to submit them for testing as this sort of issue can be alerted during the beta testing and the add on modified to work. The Tripletalk was controlled by special characters as I recall, you could also get in and alter some of them, but it was a long time ago and I doubt if the utilities that we had then will work on current versions of windows. 16bit software refused to run at all on a 64 bit machine.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie" <abletec@gmail.com>
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Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Jackie and all - - Update -- NVDA saying "Less Than" before everything I read and do


So, Nancy, I just know you're gonna think I'm a pest for asking *so*
many questions, & I don't blame you--I think I'm a pest too--but, is
this the USB TT or is it the mini? I should've asked my 1st question
in a different way before, & I apologize for that.

This sounds like another really dumb question, but have you tried
different USB ports?

On 9/20/18, Nancy Shackelford <n.k.nancelady@gmail.com> wrote:
I removed the Triple Talk USB addon and found a download of it and
reinstalled. The Less
 than problem still exists with the Triple Talk. I hope a solution can
be found for this. Only addons I have are the E T I Eloquence and the
Triple Talk synths. Thanks for all thNance


On 9/20/18, Nancy Shackelford <n.k.nancelady@gmail.com> wrote:
Triple Talk USB. Does not need battery. I can't find the addon for
this on N V D A site.
 >
Nance

On 9/20/18, Jackie <abletec@gmail.com> wrote:
Nance, is this a triple talk USB or another variant? Does it have a
battery?

On 9/20/18, Nancy Shackelford <n.k.nancelady@gmail.com> wrote:
I need to research and find how to do that restart, but I just
discovered something:  When I use a synth such as ETI Eloquence, the
"less than" is not spoken as it is when using my Triple Talk device.
Any suggestions?? Absolutely weird!

Thanks in advance,

Nance

On 9/20/18, Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org> wrote:

Failing that, have you tried restarting NVDA with add-ons disabled,
just
in
case it's an add-on playing funny?  If it is an add-on, check to see
if
there are updates to any, and try enabling them one at a time to see
what
causes it.  If you do find the culprit, do please let us know.

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Re: Can not reinstall NVDA after installing Code Factory Voices

Gene
 

You can get the Eloquence SAPI 5 program.  I'm not sure which Eloquence the person is having problems with.  Also, note that the problem doesn't keep it from running.  You just have to activate the ok button and another list member said you can have the problem solved by contacting the seller of the product, it is a problem with how the feature works that checks to see if it is licensed when you run it.  If this problem is occurring with the Eloquence SAPI 5 version, it doesn't stop the program from being used.  Don't purchase the Add On that combines Eloquence and another synthesizer if you want to use Eloquence.  It has a lot of artifacts in the Eloquence it provides.  You can try both the SAPI 5 program and the add on I advise against getting as demos so you can decide for yourself and to make sure that whatever you want to get runs well on your machine.
 
Gene

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Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can not reinstall NVDA after installing Code Factory Voices

Ah well, 'twas worth a shot.

I'm  still trying to find a software synth with that I really like with
NVDA. I get the sense from this list that a lot of people have had issues
with Code Factory voices. I'd kind of like to get Eloquence on here so, it's
too bad.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: September 20, 2018 1:58 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Can not reinstall NVDA after installing Code Factory
Voices

Hello,

A Good Suggestion, although, I already thought of this one, and did attempt
to give the System a Yes, in order for the UAC to allow the NVDA Install to
continue.; 

Unfortunately, the System just kept Beeping. 


but, thanks for your response,

Dave










Re: converting EPUB to word offline

Ann Byrne
 

QRead will convert epub to .txt. You can go from there to Word.

At 07:50 AM 9/20/2018, you wrote:
can you guys suggest some application to convert epub to word offline? or epub to pdf?
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